Giuliano Degrassi, Iris Bertani, Giulia Devescovi, Alberto Fabrizi, Antonietta Gatti, Vittorio Venturi


The aim of this study was to evaluate the possibility of using some models developed to study the plant-bacteria interaction mechanisms for the assessment of the impact of chronic exposure to nanoparticles. Rice-associated bacteria showed that some models are sensitive to the presence of NPs and allow a quantification of the effects. Further work needs to be performed in order to set appropriate reference baselines and standards to assess the impact of NPs on the proposed biological systems.


nanoparticles; plant-bacteria interaction; virulence; models; impact; rice

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2281-4485/3749


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